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April 19, 2024
Featured Member News
e& Carrier & Wholesale launches Roaming-as-a-Service for mobile operators and IoT providers to provide off-net connectivity
e& Carrier & Wholesale announced the launch of a stack of new off-net services under its Managed Services portfolio including Roaming-as-a-Service (RaaS). RaaS is designed to address the challenges faced by Mobile Network Operators in managing roaming services...
Member News
•  Cisco reimagines security for data centers and clouds in era of AI
Member Logo Cisco, the leader in security and networking, today unveiled a radically new approach to securing data centers and clouds in response to the increasing demands the AI revolution has put on IT infrastructure...
•  Huawei debuts groundbreaking SUN2000-150K-MG0 solar inverter at WFES 2024 in Abu Dhabi
Member Logo Huawei Digital Power has announced the launch of the groundbreaking SUN2000-150K-MG0 inverter for the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) market at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2024 in Abu Dhabi...
Recent Developments
•  Arab Advisors Group announces its regional 5G Summit 2024 under the support of associations and governmental entities
•  Huawei to demonstrate cybersecurity leadership at GISEC Global 2024
•  Alibaba Cloud unveils new pricing strategy, service availability
•  Cisco completes acquisition of Isovalent to define the future of multicloud networking and security
Policy and Regulation
UN’s WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event to chart the next phase of action for digital and sustainable development
​​After two decades of action connecting technology and sustainable development, ministers and other high-level officials will chart the course for the next phase of the World Summit on the Information Society...
CST updates the Saudi domain names regulations
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) announced its update of the Saudi Domain Names’ regulations, seeking to develop the Saudi domain name registration services while adhering to best...
South Asia
Telin to help Dialog Axiata manage international A2P spam
Telin has signed a new Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Sri Lankan telco Dialog Axiata to provide managed services for international A2P SMS traffic to help it combat spam and fraud...
PTCL Group registers 14% revenue growth in first quarter of 2024
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the leading telecom and ICT services provider in the country, announced its financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2024...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Charter launches low-cost skinny bundles on streaming app
US cable giant Charter Communications has launched two new low-cost streaming TV packages, Spectrum TV Stream and Spectrum Stream Latino, targeted at its Spectrum broadband customers...
Viaplay launches as add-on Prime Video channel in the US
The Viaplay channel is now available as an-add on subscription on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels in the United States...
Global Telecom Update
Turkiye tests driverless vehicle for first time at 5G Technology Campus
A 100 percent electric autonomous vehicle was tested for the first time at the 5G Technology Campus, which was established in cooperation with Turkcell, ITU and Ericsson...
Equinix to open fifth data centre in Chile
Equinix plans to construct a US$130 millioj data center, ST5, in Santiago, Chile's Pudahuel area, expanding its presence in Latin America with 16 data rooms and office space over two floors, set to begin construction in...
Airtel reduces its cross-network call rates following regulator's directive
The telco said in a statement that this move taken by CA reflects a commitment to fostering affordable communication and seamless connectivity for the benefit of all Kenyan consumers...
Middle East
Madinah advances 11 ranks in the IMD Smart City Index 2024
Madinah recorded an advancement of 11 ranks in the IMD Smart City Index issued by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in 2024, ranking 74th globally after ranking 85th in 2023...
MBZUAI presents innovative research at WFES 2024
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) is highlighting a range of AI innovations at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec)...
Dell Technologies, Ooredoo and INTALEQ team-up to leverage learnings from the first 5G-enabled 2022 mega sporting event
Following a successful collaboration at the major global sporting event held in Doha, Dell Technologies, Qatar-based Ooredoo, and INTALEQ have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore new market opportunities in the...
UAE’s du partners with Expereo to target global enterprises
Under the partnership deal, du will offer enterprises and government entities in the UAE access to Expereo’s suite of global network services that currently reach over 190 countries...
North Africa
Ericsson, Orange Egypt boost digital transformation
The collaboration will seek to enable “superior service experiences” for customers and streamline the partner ecosystem...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
O2 UK extends 4G mobile coverage in Stirling via SRN
Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has just deployed the first of 7 new masts in rural parts of Stirling (Scotland) to help boost local 4G (mobile broadband) coverage under the £1bn industry-led Shared Rural Network (SRN)...
America Movil expands 5G network to 125 Mexican cities
Mexican operator América Móvil, which operates under the Telcel brand, reached 125 cities with its 5G network, América Móvil’s deputy director of communication and government relations, Renato...
Satellite & Internet
NTT Docomo, Fujitsu, NEC demonstrate wireless transmission at 100Gbps in 100GHz and 300GHz bands
NEC and Fujitsu have announced the development of wireless transmission at 100 Gbps in the 100 GHz and 300 GHz bands...
Singtel's fiber connectivity to every room powered by Huawei’s transparent fiber cables
Singtel announced it has partnered Huawei to launch FibreEverywhere, a home broadband solution featuring Huawei’s transparent fiber optic cables that provide unprecedented high speed and reliable internet connection to...
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